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By Karen Nadeau
Category: Beach Safety
Be Aware of Flying Objects On Beaches in Massachusetts!
June 25, 2019
No, not UFO’S or asteroids or other things beyond human control.
I am talking about objects seen and used in our daily lives that with proper use make our lives better. But when these objects are not properly used or secured, devastating injuries can occur.
We have all seen at the Massachusetts beaches on a warm summer day- the flying umbrella. The umbrellas provide the much needed coverage from the harmful effects of the sun. My family used them often when our children were young. It was a production to really secure that umbrella in the sand to prevent it from rising up and flying in the wind across the beach. I did not want to be that family chasing the flying umbrella. I remember seeing a beach worker in Gloucester with some magical gadget that actually dug the hole for their umbrellas he was renting. I wanted one.
So, today, the news shows a video of a little toddler with a frisbee simply running in circles full of energy enjoying the freedom of a sandy beach when out of no where a beach umbrella goes flying by, with a near miss. Too close. It was the difference between a dreamy family beach day continuing or the beginning of a tragic journey where a little boy’s or girl’s life forever changed. Today this little boy or girl and his family were lucky that the flying umbrella did not strike him. They happily continued their day at the beach as if nothing happened.
Lesson Learned- Secure your umbrellas at the beach. Take the little bit of extra time to do it right. As parents, be vigilant of the umbrellas around you and your children. This will lead to less flying objects at the beach, less close calls, and more fun in and out of the sun at the beach.
In my personal injury firm Nadeau Harkavy LLC, we represent children and their families whose lives were forever changed by tragic avoidable circumstances. If you or a family member has been injured in an accident, call us at 617-674-7640 for a free consultation. We represent clients in all types of personal injury cases.
By Leslie Harkavy
Category: Highway Safety in Massachusetts.
Flying Objects On Highways
July 5, 2019
How many times have you driven on a highway in Massachusetts, with a truck next to you carrying a load of goods? We assume everything is safely secured and all potential flying objects are carefully and correctly placed and secured to avoid anything coming loose and flying at full speed. Recently, while driving on Route 93 in Wilmington, Massachusetts, a huge chunk of lumber came flying through a windshield. Somehow the driver escaped serious injury. This chunk of wood on Route 93 in Wilmington, Massachusetts perhaps being transported by a truck to a job site was clearly not secured. It became a deadly weapon flying on the highway. This individual was lucky. He took some action to avoid serious personal injury as he drove with the object coming at him and avoided a tragic ending. The truck owner and operator and business involved with transporting this chunk of wood and protecting it from flying off its truck on a highway may be held responsible had this terrible accident not been avoided.
Myself and my partner Karen Nadeau, of Nadeau Harkavy LLC, have seen too many cases of flying debris that resulted in awful injuries to our clients including terrible scars and brain injury. We see the individuals and families that unfortunately did not escape the flying object and invest our time and commitment to trying to help them rebuild their lives. If you or a family member have been injured in an accident, call us at 617-674-7640 for a free consult. We represent clients in all types of personal injury cases.
Lesson Learned- Individuals and businesses transporting goods must exercise reasonable care in securing their objects to prevent serious personal injury to others. They have a duty and obligation to the public to protect the public from foreseeable risks of harm. They may be held responsible for their negligence in creating a risk of flying objects that they transport.